A woman charged with the murder of a 20-year-old woman appeared in court in Blenheim this morning.
The 48-year-old has been remanded in custody and will reappear next month.
Police found the young woman's body at a residential property on Monday. Detective Senior Sergeant Ciaran Sloan called the death "tragic".
They believed the young woman was murdered earlier in the day.
The accused will appear in the High Court on June 8.